Saturday 25 June 2016

If you have good thoughts they will shine out

Hows that title for a mouth full..... just love this sentiment. Ended up stamping it again on a small card and put it on the wall. 

This is a card that started out with me stamping all the stamps from the set

I have a new Penny Black Die and wanted to use it and it just looks to me to be perfect with the 'oriental delights' stamps. I was not planning to do much with the little girl as it was the ladies I was more interested in. After colouring all the images with Copics I must have changed my mind half a dozen times. After colouring the little girl I was really drawn to using her, just love that smile that seems to shine out of her cute little face.
 I finally came up with this design you see.

Had to do a bit of floor work and after finishing thought it would have probably looked better as shadow but its done now. I was trying to cove and succeeded in, covering the bits of red that bled and though I tried to remove with colourless blending it was still very obvious. That red is so hard to keep inside the stamping, especially if you are doing layers of blending. I love how she turned out, those freckles.

I used the Penny black die 51-130 (comes as two different patterns) and I just love this design. I cut twice and cut one of the circles in half to attach to the card. If you click on the patterned paper you will see its a wonderful red and muted gold oriental pattern and was perfect for this card.
The sentiment is from a set of stamps I won from Unity stamps.
There are a number of sentiments in the set and they are all beautiful.

This sweetie is so cute and even in traditional costume I can see many other ideas.  


Stamping + Die-cuts + Colouring images

I am the Die Queen (well working on it) and I love dies. This is my favourite
(at this time). Who wouldn't love it: the pattern and design of this die is so eye catching.
 Love it and it has so much potential to be explored. Screams oriental pattern and is fantastic 
in gold mirror silver mirror black and white cardstock.

Thank you so much for coming to my blog to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Loll said...

Very creative design Aileen. Everything is just perfect. That sweet girl with her freckles is wonderfully coloured. Love the dotty ground you'd done. I agree with you about copics and red ... always hard to not have them bleed over the line. Great save, because your colouring looks perfect to me. LOVE the die-cut circles. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

lostinpaper said...

Red can be such a pain, great cover up, I wouldn't have know unless you hadn't confessed lol. Another wonderful card Aileen!

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely design. I love how the die compliments the image. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Bonnie said...

This is a wonderful sentiment, Aileen, Your little sweetie is so beautifully colored and her smile fits perfectly with the sentiment!
Wonderful die cuts and gorgeous patterned paper! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a sweet card and a wonderful sentiment! - Glad you got your cards - that was so fast!!! I just saw it on Instagram - not that I go there very often. Still have not really figured out how it works...

Cara said...

Lovely card. I think the floor works great. Glad it's not just me that finds that the dark reds try to escape, the deep blues have the same habit I think. Love that sentiment. Cara x

Emma Williams said...

What a gorgeous card capturing a real feel of the orient and that image is, so cute! Thank you so much for sharing your project with us and for playing along with this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge... :)

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Aileen, oh my gosh!! this card is GORGEOUS!!! WOW!! Not only this image is adorable but the dies.....what a perfect fit for the theme of your card, just perfect.
The set is amazing, I already added it to my ever increasing Wish List, goodness!!!!!
Thank you for sharing.
Maria Rodriguez.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my what a beautiful Oriental creation Aileen, I adore that sweet image she has such a lovely smile, the colours, sentiment and design are awesome
lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, what a gorgeous creation from you today :0) hugs Pops x

BożenA said...

Beautiful card. Gold and red look stunning. Wonderful punch too.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is just one adorable card!